Thanksgiving

Affordable Homemade Thanksgiving Decorations

No need to draw out extra money to adorn your house in time for Thanksgiving. Simply stretch your imagination, add a little patience and determination, and you are on your way to making your own home prepared Thanksgiving decorations! Key elements to keep in mind in home prepared Thanksgiving decorations are the color scheme and the motif. Important colors that should be readily available are those that represent autumn, so …
Thanksgiving

The Art of Stuffing

Only in America could something as unromantic sounding as stuffing be classified as an art. For many, the star of the show during a Thanksgiving feast is not the turkey and it is not the pumpkin pie – it is the stuffing. Stuffing is the one food element of Thanksgiving that seems to have multiple roots. In fact, the very idea of giving Thanks is one very universal thought in …
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Great Debate: To Baste or Not to Baste?

By Jeff Westover (Author bias: I’ve never basted our turkey. After he is stuffed we give him a light rub down with vegetable oil to give him that overall toasty look and then lightly cover him in foil. That foil stays on until the last hour and then it is removed. The habit of opening the oven to squirt the bird in his own juices seems to be a little …